I purchased a "Plasma Car" for my daughter's 2nd birthday. (I was concerned that she may be too young, but she has NO problems using it- she goes slower than the older kids, but that is fine by me!) I wanted to buy a second car, as so many of the reviews recommended, but did not want to pay the higher price tag for a 2nd Plasma. So I decided to go with one of these. Having compared the two products I can say that they are both worth every penny. The Plasma car does seem to be made (just slightly) stronger. The plastic seems a bit more heavy duty. And I did have to tighten that center bolt again after using the "Coaster Car". But it works GREAT. They look practically IDENTICAL. Well worth the money you save on this generic version. I would not hesitate to buy this car again. Everyone loves them, and as long as you have some space to use it you probably will too.